Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

AI methods make COVID-19 forecasting more local

Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 data-science algorithms prediction health-and-medicine

Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence hurricanes storms weather prediction science-and-technology

Why is the stock market doing well during COVID-19?

Why did the stock market rise when COVID-19 cases were spreading in the US? The gains may not be as illogical as they seemed, new research finds.

Yale • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction society-and-culture

High-tech surveillance amplifies police bias and overreach

Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Professor of Law, American University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: protest policing big-data facial-recognition surveillance police predictive-analytics george-floyd big-brother civil-liberties black-lives-matter police-reform racial-justice

We designed an experimental AI tool to predict which COVID-19 patients are going to get the sickest

Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.

Megan Coffee, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning health medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus china pandemic sars-cov-2 outbreak hemoglobin predictive-analytics

With so many COVID-19 models, which is best?

Policymakers need to use data to guide their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new process brings together many models to give them the best info.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science epidemics prediction featured health-and-medicine decisions pandemics

Economic forecaster gauges our post-pandemic future

Economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawhan offers his perspective on the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and how he thinks the next few months could play out.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Recent climate models may overestimate future warming

Some newer climate change models may overestimate how much the temperature will increase in the future, researchers report.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide temperature prediction earth-and-environment

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